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is a process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program, thus making it behave as expected

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How to step-into, step-over and step-out with GDB?

I typed help while I was in the GDB but didn't find anything about step-into, step-over and step-out. I put a breakpoint in an Assembly program in _start (break _start). Afterwards I typed next and it ...
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Is there a way for shell script to know which program has executed it?

In *nix world, is there a way for shell script to have information about which program has executed it? Example: /path/to/script1 /path/to/script_xyz in this imaginary scenario, script_xyz would ...
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Debug CalDAVs sync failures with network sniffer, how to be display prettyprinted traffic in terminal

I need to debug some unsuccessful CalDAV synchronization requests. I have functioning clients, so I can compare working vs broken. The traffic is SSL-encrypted, but I have the key. I have root on a ...
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separate debug-info files in FreeBSD

In GNU/Linux, there are debug-link and build-id sections in ELF files which shows separate debug-info files name or CRC32 [https://sourceware.org/gdb/onlinedocs/gdb/Separate-Debug-Files.html]. There ...
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list of wpa_supplicant error messages

I'm trying to write a test to debug a network manager that utilises wpa_supplicant but I'm having a hard time finding a list of error messages that I can expect for CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED ...
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wpa_cli level command always fails

I'm trying to set the debug level of wpa_cli using the level command. It doesn't matter if I use interactive mode or direct commands the level command always fails. wpa_cli -i wlan0 level 1 => ...
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2 different libelf.h and libdwarf.h in FreeBSD?

In FreeBSD 10.3 there are 2 libelf.h, /usr/include/libelf.h and /usr/local/include/libelf/libelf.h. And they have different defines, such as enum Elf_Cmd. Also there are 2 libdwarf.h, /usr/include/...
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bash: Cancelling the execution of 'trap handler DEBUG'

I can get a function myHandler() to execute before a bash command by doing the following: function myHandler() { ... } trap 'myHandler' DEBUG However, I'd like to be able to proceed with or abort ...
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Files system become suddently read only; how to debug this?

My ext-4 root and home filesystem became suddently read-only. How can I find out what was the reason for this? The system is ubuntu 16.04 with systemd (installed on an ssd), where root and home ...
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controlling wpa_supplicant using node.js

I would like to control wpa_supplicant using a node.js module. Most importantly I want to be able to detect connection failures so I can write a program that can act upon them. So far setting up a ...
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ldd does not find path, How to add

I know this question isn't very new but it seems as if I didn't be able to fix my problem on myself. ldd generate the following output u123@PC-Ubuntu:~$ ldd /home/u123/Programme/TestPr/Debug/TestPr ...
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Generic debugging / logging / tracing filesystem directory & file access? [duplicate]

This is my particular problem: I'm trying to set up git on a server, for which I'm doing a test on a locally installed apache on Ubuntu 14.04; for instance, I can do git clone fine over HTTP, but git ...
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Who is stealing my pids?

I noticed that my Debian Jessie system is using many pids, even when the system is (should be) largely idle. The following shows that more or less 270 pids are used per 10s, while the number of active ...
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How to enable kernel pstore?

I'm trying to enable the kernel persistent storage (pstore) in order to help debug a module which malfunctions and freezes my laptop on suspend, but I'm having difficulties doing so. My kernel (4.1.20)...
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How to let kernel not run the printk with KERN_DEBUG

I noticed that kernel has different console levels for the printk. I also noticed this post [1]. I understand that we can change the /proc/sys/kernel/printk to change the printk level for the ...
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How can I activate extra-verbose mode (debugging mode) during Debian boot?

How do I activate extra verbosity during boot, on Debian? I removed the quiet parameter and tried to add debug but it didn't help. My problem is that my keyboard takes 2-3 min to activate so it ...
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Making sense of Time in dmesg

I know the time in dmesg is the time since boot. But my specific question is this time is calculated at the start or end of the process mentioned in the line? Why this is important? take this example:...
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Storing PHP output issued by crontab

I have a PHP file that is suppose to send one email per day scheduled by crontab. Here is my crontab: 45 23 * * * php /var/www/html/linus/class/runnable/dailyStaffReport.php I noticed that it's not ...
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Debugging “unable to connect to sendmail server”

In a corporate environment, we have a mail server which has only ports 25/tcp and 587/tcp available. When we use Perl Scripts (using HTML::Mail) to send hundreds of legitimate mails, it occasional ...
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How to dump the dmesg AKA Kernel logs to a single .txt file from the kernel boot?

I am trying to understand the SATA Host-Device Communication and for that I have put a lot of debug messages in the kernel driver code. Now messages are in such a huge amount that I am not able to see ...
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Debugging a kernel shut down?

I'm on Linux 4.2.0, the Ubuntu Wily HWE kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 (which is what I'm running). There's a nasty bug on MacBook 11,4 and 11,5 models where the laptops won't actually ever shut off, they ...
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How to debug a bash script in a qemu-arm chroot

I'm running a debian debootstrap script which creates an arm system. However, the script fails at some point and the error message does not really help. So I'll have to do some more debugging which is ...
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Why is echo not working for mt valgrind command?

So I have my makefile working great, except that It doesn't create the valgrind.out file and I don't know why. So the console succesfully prints out that my executable file line is created but not ...
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Inline debug (xtrace) in scripts

Is there a way to force enable or disable debug (xtrace) per command line in scripts ? In Windows Shell ("ms-dos") is an "@" which can prefix a command line, disabling that line to be showed if the ...
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“rcu_preempt detected stalls on CPUs / tasks” message appears to continue

My board continues to display the message below. The terminal does not have any input. What is it with the following message, which I know? (T, g, c, q ...) What is the cause of this phenomenon? ...
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Linux Kernel module Remote Debugging with GDB + KGDB, Remote 'g' packet reply is too long

I am trying to remotely debug Linux Kernel and I am having issues. My setup: Target machine with Ubnutu Linux with my custom kernel 4.3 which I built with debugging information and KGDB. ...
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Debugging: OwnCloud horribly slow

I am trying to figure out why my OwnCloud installation stalls of 10s of seconds before it runs again for 10s of seconds normally. What kind of debugging can I enable on OwnCloud (server+client), so I ...
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Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string. Cannot find error

I'm writing a script to parse a larger file into usable data. I will attach the script below. The script was not running as I wanted and I thought it might have been the if/then statement I used, but ...
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OpenVPN Connection without disabling Internet debugging

I've recently configured OpenVPN on my server (CentOS 7) and been configuring it for hours now and everything seems to work fine except that when I connect using a client machine I cannot access the ...
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After my system crashed and I run crash, but I get the following error: not a supported file format

My system crashed and even though I haven't been able to know what caused the crash after going through the usual logs: messages, dmesg, secure, etc. There's nothing valuable I have seen on them so I ...
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Where is vagrant's log file?

I am trying to debug a vagrant- or VirtualBox related problem (see taiga-vagrant fails to provide a working taiga environment #21). The command VAGRANT_LOG=debug vagrant up --debug prints out plenty ...
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xtrace equivalent in the fish shell

Is there an equivalent of POSIX shells' set -x or set -o xtrace that cause the shell to display the commands being run in the fish shell?
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Cannot telnet to Postgresql Forwarded Port

I'm trying to portforward a PostgreSQL port using my DLINK ADSL Router. I have the following IP addresses. Public Internet IP 197.321.321.32 PostgreSQL 192.123.123.12:5432 (Port To ...
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How can I display \n as new lines in multitail?

I am using multitail to monitor logs while I program. I really like this tool. However, it is hard to use it to view object output in a php error log because new line characters \n are not processed. ...
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SystemTap simple demo fails - Ubuntu 14.04

Started learning SystemTap using RedHat's manual. Here is the example I'm trying to run. While executing stap open.stp I got the error: [root@ror6ax ~]# stap open.stp semantic error: while resolving ...
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Debug an open-source and be confronted with some troubles [closed]

Here is main script . I run it and get some errors like this : ╭─frankwang@ubuntu ~/ion-open-source ╰─➤ ./ionadmin ...
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shell script with interesting bug

I've found such behavior of bash GNU bash, version 4.3.30(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) and even latest ( How to get version of dash? ) dash on Debian. Bug as is: /bin/echo "Silent Err '...
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Double Commander starting after 30 seconds, why?

On previous installation of Debian, there was no problem. Double Commander started immediately. The same on Linux Mint. But I have a new installation of Debian, where the doublecmd starts after about ...
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Why does df on a specific mount iterate over all mounts?

When running df /nfs/mount/point, I expect that it will be faster than df | grep /nfs/mount/point, because it will not stat all other mount points. But strace shows that stat is executed all NFS ...
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Kernel panic : Kernel offset disabled

I was trying to install the linux-next kernel in my system with the following steps. Copied the existing configuration file from /boot to the root of source directory Updated the .config file with ...
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Network debugging: Sudden rise in packet loss and latency

My laptop sees a sudden rise in packet loss and latency (from 0.0%, 1ms to 70%, 2000ms). It remains even after resuming from suspend-to-ram. It remains after: sudo killall wpa_supplicant sudo ...
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Tool to trace library calls in Linux/ARM

I am searching for a tool that allows to trace calls to functions in shared libraries in Linux/ARM. Basically, I want to be able to specify a command line and let this tool produce a record of called ...
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How can I disable xtrace and preserve my exit code

I'm trying to figure out a good way to disable xtrace before leaving a script. These are all being executed by Wercker, a continuous integration and deployment SaaS. A previous script of mine has run ...
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Is it possible to compile individual software from the FreeBSD source tree?

I wonder if it is possible to compile individual software packages from FreeBSD source tree without compiling the whole kernel and world....Say,for example ex , which is included in the nvi (new vi) ...
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Is there a GUI debugger for csh script?

I have read another question in UNIX & LINUX stack exchange. The GUI provided in that question can be used to bebug *.sh file. How about to debug *.csh file? What other plugins for eclipse can I ...
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Uninstalling packages installed by debuginfo-install

How do I delete debug packages that are installed by debuginfo-install? When I search for them via sudo yum list installed none of the installed packages are listed, even when I enabled the debuginfo ...
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How to passively capture from Unix domain sockets (AF_UNIX socket monitoring)?

TCP/IP and UDP captures can be made using tcpdump/dumpcap and produces a pcap/pcapng file which can be fed to Wireshark for further analysis. Does a similar tool exist for named Unix domain sockets? (...
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What is Linux native debugging symbols format?

GCC documentation says that the -g option produces debugging information in the operating system's native format (stabs, COFF, XCOFF, or DWARF 2). So, what is Linux native debugging symbols format? ...
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How to call in a kernel level function in user space [closed]

I've developed some helper functions in the kernel. They're called by other functions in the kernel. Currently, they make my custom kernel panic :( For debugging, I made them as a passive code just ...
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How to debug a kernel panic on boot with archiso?

I have an iMac mid 2011 running OSX and I am trying to install Arch Linux following this guide. I successfully set up a dual boot last year following a similar procedure but now I can't even start ...

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